Father Robert O’Connell
Diocese of Rockville Centre
- 1970-1977: St. Barnabas Apostle (Bellmore, NY)
- 1977-1979: St. Bernard (Levittown, NY)
- 1979-1989: St. Louis De Montfort (Sound Beach, NY)
- 1989-2006: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Patchogue, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Robert O’Connell:
Fr. Robert O’Connell was ordained a priest in 1970. He served in multiple parishes in New York. His name is listed on the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s 2021 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The list states that the alleged sexual abuse occurred while Fr. O’Connell worked at St. Barnabas the Apostle Church in Bellmore sometime between 1970-1977. The list also says that Fr. O’Connell abused his victim(s) at a retreat house in upstate NY and in his car. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Fr. O’Connell died in 2007 at the age of 66 years old following heart surgery.
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